Definition of thight
1. thought [ n ] the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
Examples: "it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"
(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
This was my second day in Vientiane , the administrative capital of Laos , and my thoughts were none too brave .
(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)
Those who would suppress dangerous thoughts , credit ideas with high potency .
An inmate , a former university professor , expounded to us , logically and clearly , that someone was pilfering his thoughts .
(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)
It would be profitable , I believe , to read these realistic humorists alongside Faulkner 's works , the thought being not that he necessarily read them and owed anything to them directly , but rather that they dealt a_hundred years ago with a class of people and a type of life which have continued down to our time , to Faulkner 's time .
As a consequence of the tensions thus produced in his thoughts and feelings , he wrote on_the_one_hand sketches of idealized hunting trips and on_the_other an anecdote of the village of Hardscrabble , Arkansas , where no one had ever seen a piano ; and he wrote also the masterpiece of frontier humor , `` The_Big_Bear_of_Arkansas '' , in which earthy realism is placed alongside the exaggeration of the backwoods tall-tale and the awe with which man contemplates the grandeur and the mysteries of nature .Synonyms idea thought Related Terms content plan reaction concept meaning impression suggestion ideal theme misconception whim generalization preoccupation keynote inspiration meme cogitation idealization figment theorem burden think imagine think think think think
2. thought [ n ] the process of thinking (especially thinking carefully)
Examples: "thinking always made him frown" "she paused for thought"
(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
There is no framework or structure of thought with_respect_to which we can organize it and no part of reality , as we know and apprehend it , with_respect_to which we can refer this experience .
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
When we say that a mythological mode of thought must be completely abandoned , we mean it must be abandoned as the sole or proper means for presenting the Christian understanding of existence .
(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
Every dream , and this is true of a mental_image of any type even though it may be readily interpreted into its equivalent of wakeful thought , is a psychic_phenomenon for which no explanation is available .
A `` mental_image '' subconsciously impressing us from beneath its language symbols in wakeful thought , or consciously in light sleep , is actually not an image at_all but is comprised of realities , viewed not in the concurrent sensory stream , but within the depths of the fourth_dimension .
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
In_fact it has caused us to give serious thought to moving our residence south , because it is not easy for the most objective Southerner to sit calmly by when his host is telling a roomful of people that the only way to deal with Southerners who oppose integration is to send in troops and shoot the bastards down .Synonyms thought thinking intellection mentation cerebration Related Terms higher_cognitive_process consideration explanation construction reasoning planning cogitation mysticism free_association line_of_thought excogitation ideation convergent_thinking problem_solving thread divergent_thinking think think think
3. thought [ n ] the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual
Examples: "19th century thought" or "Darwinian thought"
(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)
in his motherland ; in the spacious hunting_grounds of `` Uncle_Sam '' ; in the exciting salons of his lovely , brilliant Paris - mistress of gaiety - excess and abandon - world theatre of new found freedoms in tone , color , dance , design , and thought .
(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)
For all concerned with social-welfare legislation , the significance of this radical and revolutionary change in the thought and habits of the vast majority of the American people is clear , profound and far reaching .
(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
American democratic thought , pointed_up the relation between the Protestant movement in_this country and the development of a social religion , which he called the American Democratic Faith .
(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)
Very likely it will also include a recognition that the work we are reading reflects or `` belongs_to '' some way of thought labelled as a `` school '' or an `` - ism '' , i._e. a complex or `` syndrome '' of ideas occurring together with sufficient prominence to warrant identification .
Usually the work studied offers us a special or even an individualized rendering or treatment of the ideas in_question , so that the student finds it necessary to distinguish carefully between the several expressions of an `` - ism '' or mode of thought .Synonyms thought Related Terms belief mainstream think
4. thought [ n ] a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
Examples: "my opinion differs from yours" "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
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